Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 25
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by tileguy solid utility knife
i've had a couple of these knifes for a few years now. both are still holding up. like another reviewer here, i have broken part of the nose off of one (mine broke on the bottom though) and it still works fine. not sure how it happened, but it's just a battle scar... the only thing i can list as a possible "con" with this knife is when you have to take it apart. (ie; when you break a blade) it can be tricky to get it back together. not a huge deal though.
October 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Joshua Great knife! I highly recommend it.
I love this Knife. I've got 4 of them now and have had a few of them for more than 6 years.
I love the quick change feature and the blade storage in the handle is amazingly convenient and very easy to use. The feel and weight of the knife is nice and it fits in the hand very comfortably.
I was surprised to see that this knife had a one star review from someone, because I love these blades. I got my first one around 2005 or 2006, and I quickly decided that it was the best utility knife I had ever owned.
The only one of them I've ever had break, broke because I was trying to cut a really hard to get to cut-out in a piece of vinyl siding and I was using a hammer to beat on the top of the knife to drive the blade down. Given, that was not the intended use for the knife, but it got the job done, and the blade is still fully functional, the damage to the blade was purely cosmetic and it still works great. Not to mention that particular blade has seen extremely heavy use since the day I bought it.
I guess with any product one buys they run the chance of getting a lemon, and maybe that's what happened to the other reviewer, because like I said, I have four of these and everyone of them is awesome. I actually bought another one a few days ago and it's feel and weight seem identical to the other ones I already owned. I'm very happy with this particular product.
June 1, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by James It's ok.
After a while of use it gets harder to change the blade easily.
March 10, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Grdndzn Disappointed
The packaging of this knife was terrible and I had to contact Stanley just to remove the tough paper that was inserted into the knife. I then went online to learn how to insert the blade which was not easy at all. Once I finally figured that out it would not retract. The knife was recommended by a salesman at Home Depot and will probably work well as a utility knife but the instant change and retraction mechanisms are stiff and poorly designed.
February 23, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Swish13 Would buy again but won't need to
Great little knife. Quick change button sticks sometimes but never loses a blade once inserted. Good quic access to new blades inside handle
January 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Robert Excellent utility knife
This is an excellent utility knife for the price. Solid construction, good ergonomics and the 3-blade storage compartment is very convenient. True, the instant blade change instructions were not clear but with some fiddling it is apparent that the blade slider mechanism needs to slide to the very top position to engage the "instant change button". You DO NOT have to take apart the knife to change the blade.
January 7, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Brady2GronkTD Spend a little more...
The button does not slide easily and the blade does not stay in place, causing the knife to close half way while using it. It was cheap, but you get what you pay for.
November 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MRCOONACE THIRD MOST USED TOOL I HAVE
THIS IS A REALLY GOOD KNIFE. I WORKED HARDCORE FRAMING FOR MANY YEARS AND THIS KNIFE STAYED RIGHT BESIDE ME. I HAVE DROPPED IT OFF OF ROOFS, CUT MANY SHINGLES WITH IT, BEAT ON IT WITH MY HAMMER (2ND MOST USED TOOL). IT HOLD UP IN ALL KINDS OF WEATHER AND SAND. JUST KEEP IT WELL OILED AND IT'LL WORK FINE. MY MOST USED TOOL IS A PRY BAR, IT IS FOUND IN THE PAINTING DEPARTMENT OF HOME DEPOT. NOT THE ONE FROM LOWES. LOVE THE KNIFE.
October 15, 2014